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Abhinay Muthoo

Abhinay Muthoo

Abhinay Muthoo is a Professor of Economics, Dean of Warwick in London at the University of Warwick and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.

Abhinay was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge.

His research interests include the micro-foundations of political institutions, conflict resolution and negotiations, coalition formation, foundation of social order, economics of the family, political economics and international development and international relations.

His other research interests include: game theory, political philosophy, economics and law and public policy.

Abhinay has published papers in many top economics journals including in the Review of Economic Studies, Journal Economic Theory and The Economic Journal. He is the author of Bargaining Theory with Applications, described as a publication that any economic theorist should want to have as a reference.


helen knightHelen Knight

Helen Knight is Research Development Officer in the Centre for Education Studies. Helen also manages the Warwick Laksh Project for Warwick in India.

Helen has a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales and holds a PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate.

She has worked at Warwick since 2004 in a variety of roles including Centre Co-Ordinator for the ESRC Research Centre CAGE: Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, Office Manager for the CAPITAL Centre (a HEFCE funded Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning), Sales Researcher for Warwick Conferences, a member of the Degree Congregation team and as a part of the Residential Life team. She also served as Assistant Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Science.

chloe rossChloe Ross Policy Advisor

Chloe is an Associate to the Warwick Policy Lab, and works with the directors and research teams on a range of projects.

A former senior civil servant, Chloe spent six years in the Cabinet Office. While there, she was Deputy Director in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and advised No10 and other Cabinet Ministers on a range of issues relating to education policy, labour market reform, public service reform and families policy. Most recently, she headed up the coalition government’s Open Policy Making programme of reform.

Previously, Chloe spent seven years working in corporate strategy and M&A in the private sector. She has degrees in PPE from Somerville College, Oxford, and Comparative Political Economy from the London School of Economics.


Jonathan Cave


Dr Jonathan Cave has worked in academia (University of Illinois, UCLA), the public sector (Bank of England, US Federal Trade Commission) and policy research (RAND and RAND Europe, where he is currently Senior Research Fellow).

His policy work spans a wide range of policy domains (health, drug policy, animal disease, telecommunications, privacy, innovation policy and financial markets), methods and modalities (seminar gaming, regulatory and policy impact assessment, ex post evaluation and policy design) and jurisdictional contexts (US, European Commission and Parliament, UK ministries and regulators, international organisations and private industry).

His recent research examines ICT-related issues (economics of privacy, information security and cybersecurity, computerised financial trading, the Internet of Things, Internet science, cloud computing and big data) and other issues involving complex adaptive systems.

He also serves on government advisory committees concerned with information assurance, exotic disease risk and ICT policy.

Tatiana Coutto

Tatiana Coutto

Tatiana Coutto is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics, University of Warwick and an Associate of the Warwick Policy Lab.

Her research interests include International Relations, Institutional Analysis, EU Politics and Policy-making (in particular environment, security and culture) and Brazilian Foreign Policy. She is also interested qualitative comparative research and the use of interviews and archive research as methods of data collection.

Tatiana is also associated with the Université Catholique de Lille and regularly collaborates with think-tanks and research institutions in Brazil and across Europe.

Alex Dobson

Alex Dobson

Alex Dobson is Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. He obtained First-class honours in his BSc in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick where he graduated with a Distinction.

Alex's research interests include Behavioural Welfare Economics, The Economics of Happiness, Social Preferences, Public Economics and Experimental Economics.

Claudia Eger

Dr Claudia Eger is a research fellow at the University of Warwick Policy Lab. She has a BSc in International Business Administration from the Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) Vienna, a MA in Geography from King’s College London, where she graduated with Distinction and a PhD from the University of Surrey.

Claudia is interested in interdisciplinary research, with her main research interests lying in the areas of international development, gender and empowerment, corporate responsibility and ethics as well as tourism. She has collaborated with development organisations such as the World Bank and also carried out research into "Social innovation in community development" as part of a European Commission funded project.

She is a member of the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group for the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers and associated with the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender and the Global Research Priorities International Development Network at the University of Warwick.

Thiemo Fetzer

Thiemo Fetzer

Thiemo Fetzer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. Thiemo received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. His main research interests are political economy and development economics, with a specific focus on applied microeconomics. He is affiliated with the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at University of Warwick, the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) at London School of Economics and The Pearson Institute at University of Chicago.

Bo Kelestyn

Bo Kelestyn

Bozhena (Bo) Kelestyn is a Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant with the Information Systems & Management Group, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. She holds a BA with Honours in Business from Durham Business School, and an MSc with Distinction in Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation from Warwick Business School.

Bo’s research explores the topics of digital innovation, digital entrepreneurship, and scaling of digital ventures. In her recent work Bo examines the emergence and complexities of new digitally enabled practices and business models with a view on organisations as platforms.

Sanna Nurmikko-Metsola

Sanna Nurmikko-Metsola

Dr Sanna Nurmikko-Metsola is a research associate at the University of Warwick Policy Lab. Sanna Nurmikko-Metsola works at the Department of Economics and Finance at the Brunel University. She has also held positions at the University of Essex, University of Southampton and SOAS.

Sanna holds an MA in French Language and Culture from the University of Turku (Finland), an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Turku School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex.

Sanna’s research interests are in Political and Development Economics. She is interested in the role of the military, violence, and corruption in the longevity of political leadership.

Nadia Olivero

Nadia Olivero

Dr Nadia Oivero is Assistant Professor of Consumer Psychology at the University of Milano-Bicocca and Honorary Research Fellow at University College London.

She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology applied to Consumer Behaviour and the Internet from UCL under an NCR fellowship.

She is author of around 100 publications and has been the Principal Investigator of several funded projects, including Marie Curie Fellowships and ESRC, for research on digital piracy, privacy concerns and consumer experience of retail technologies. Her broad research interests are on psychology applied to public policy and marketing, human-technology-interaction, innovation and ethics.

Eugenio Proto

Eugenio Proto

Eugenio Proto is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and research associate at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the CESifo Group. He holds a PhD in Economics from Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES) and he graduated from Bocconi University. His recent research interests include effect of intelligence, personality and subjective wellbeing on economic decision and labor productivity. His fields of interest are Behavioral, Experimental and Development Economics. He published about these topics on several leading economic journals.

Daniel Sgroi

daneil sgroi

Daniel Sgroi is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.

Daniel has a BA, MA and PhD in Economics from Cambridge as well as also having both an MPhil and a DPhil in Economics from Oxford.

His research interests include game theory and rational herding, information economics, Bayesian learning and bounded rationality, and applications to industrial organization and finance. He also has an interest in subjective wellbeing and uses a mixture of economic theory and experimental methods in his research. Daniel has also carried out research into the "Economics of Happiness" alongside Andrew Oswald and Eugenio Proto.

Before coming to Warwick Daniel taught at first Oxford and then Cambridge Universities. In 2014/5 he was awarded a commendation in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence and in previous years has won both best first and best second year undergraduate lecturer awards.